Heat Pumps

Heat Pumps

Beach Air Heating & Cooling is experienced in the service, repair, and installation of heat pumps in Manteo, NC, and its surrounding area. A heat pump is a device that transfers heat from one place to another, from indoors to outdoors or from outdoors to indoors. For homes with no access to natural gas, heat pumps offer an efficient and reliable solution for heating and cooling.

How Do Heat Pumps Work?

In the winter, a heat pump works like a heater, extracting heat energy from outside and transferring it inside. In the summer, the process reverses, and it will remove heat from your home and transfer it outside like an air conditioner. Heat pumps do this so well that many people in warmer climates exclusively rely on a heat pump for year-round comfort. For those living in colder climates, they use electric-powered heat pumps in conjunction with their gas or oil furnace resulting in lower heating costs.

Heat pumps work with a series of coils drawing energy from air, water, or the ground. In this way, they are very environmentally friendly and are the most energy-efficient way to heat and cool your home. Heat pumps also work extremely efficiently, because they simply transfer heat, rather than burn fuel to create it. This makes them a greener alternative to traditional gas or oil furnaces. Though you may think you’re unfamiliar with them, they traditionally heat swimming pools and hot tubs, so you most likely have come in contact with them and not even known it.

Different Types of Heat Pumps

There are three types of heat pumps: air-to-air, water source, and geothermal. As mentioned above, they collect their heat from the air, water, and outside-your-home ground and concentrate it for use. Call Beach Air Heating & Cooling to discuss the basic differences between these types and which one would work best for you and your home.

Are Heat Pumps Expensive?

Installation costs of heat pumps are higher than with a traditional furnace or air conditioner, but the savings over time in annual energy costs make up for the difference in five to ten years. Performing proper operation and maintenance of your heat pump will also save you money, as you’ll use less energy, thus resulting in less cost. Be sure to ask your HVAC professional for the proper thermostat setting and the indoor pump’s fan operation. Not following the recommended guidelines can inhibit the maximized running of the pump and can degrade the unit itself. Regular maintenance can prevent degradation as well. Consistent filter changing or cleaning is necessary for a well-running heat pump. Seasonal cleaning of coils and fans go a long way in preventing poor energy efficiency that can end up costing you more money. The energy difference between a well-maintained system and a neglected one can be anywhere from 10 to 25 percent.

To determine the appropriate type of heat pump for you, which can be contingent upon the geography and climate around your Manteo or surrounding-area home or office space, or to discuss any of these topics, call us today at (252) 473-1995 or request service online for an evaluation.

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“Eight years ago Beach Air installed a new HVAC system in my house. Recently I called them to have my AC checked, before the summer season gets rolling. What a pleasant experience I had, start to finish! First, my call was answered promptly, my options for maintenance were fully explained, and the cost effectiveness of an annual maintenance plan was clear. I was able to schedule next day service. The technician arrived at the scheduled time, was not deterred by rain and had a huge umbrella that he set up to do the outside part of the work. We realized that he was the same technician who had installed my system 8 years ago! I believe that says something great about a company when they retain good people over time. He was cheerful, thorough, careful to not track wet footprints through my house, and obviously enjoys what he does. He cleaned my system, and reported that it's all in great working order. So I am doubly happy knowing that the original installation has performed well and is still going strong, and I'm all set for the upcoming AC season. I think the peace of mind that the scheduled maintenance plan provides will be a big plus for us, going forward. Thanks, Beach Air!!!”

– Karyn H.

Dear Glen,

I think you should know a little about me before I write a review of Beach Air. I lead the Sales, Marketing and Customer Service for 2 Fortune 500 companies for 44 years.
I still hear from Customers, Sales and Service people today even though I have been retired for over 2.5 years. The point is that I know something about Customer Service.

It was a pleasure working with you during the Sales Process. You were extremely attentive to my requests.

Now the Heat Pumps are installed and now I am extremely happy to have chosen Beach Air for my house. Haley, Ken and Reed were as professional as I have ever seen. What impresses me is that you have given them a vision of what your company should be and they have followed your lead. I would be comfortable dealing with them if you were unavailable. That is a mark of a great company.

In summary, you guys are providing old time service that is rare to see in this day and age especially in the Outer Banks. You have happy employees who see a future and will do everything to make it happen. It was a pleasure working with the Beach Air Family.

Mike & Anne Pooley

North Carolina Beach

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